Thursday, September 2, 2010

Death in EGS family

It is with great sadness that we report the death of EGS member Don Tuttle. His obit, published in the Elgin Daily Courier-News, follows. There were also two articles about Don in both the Courier and the Daily Herald. A search on his name should bring up the articles. We will miss Don and we send our condolences to his family.

Donald E. Tuttle

Donald E. Tuttle, 90, of Elgin passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. He was born July 22, 1920 in Medford, Minnesota, the son of George and Margaret Landon Tuttle. He had been a resident of Elgin for 48 years. Don was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. He joined School District U46 in 1960 as Planetarium Director, a position he held for 24 years. He also taught astronomy at Elgin Community College for many years, retiring in 2009. He was a loving husband and father who will be missed by all who knew him. Don is survived by his wife, Carol Heywood Tuttle whom he married on September 3, 1949, his three children Susan Koeller, Richard Tuttle, and Donna Hoppe, six grandchildren, and his sister Dorolyn Sohner Hafer. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Epworth United Methodist Church 37W040 Highland Ave., Elgin, 60124. Visitation will precede the Memorial Service from 9:00AM until the time of the Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Epworth United Methodist Church, which will fund AV Equipment; or to the Elgin Genealogical Society at P.O. Box 1418, Elgin IL, 60121. For further information on Don, please call (847)741-8800 or visit


Published in Courier News on September 2, 2010

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